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The Lowdown on Olympique Lyonnais

September 20, 2012 by

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Sparta Praha open their Europa League adventure with their toughest fixture of the group stage. An away trip to Lyon. The french outfit are regular Champions League participants, however, they will have to make do with the Europa League after finishing in just 4th position in Ligue 1 last season (and 18 points off champions […]

Beauty and the Beast

August 19, 2011 by

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Watching the Czech sides in European action this week was a complete contrast. On one hand you have a swashbuckling Plzeň side, which stand on the verge of rubbing shoulders with Europe’s elite. Then you have a strong yet dull, robotic Sparta side that was humbled by depleted Romainian outfit Vaslui FC. Sparta Prague have struggled […]

Liverpool have nothing to Braga about

March 18, 2011 by

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Liverpool limped out of the Europa League with a whimper last night. Struggling to break down an organized side in Sporting Braga proved their downfall. In 360 minutes of knock-out football, Liverpool only managed 1 goal – against Sparta Prague. When the draw was made for the knockout ties, Liverpool couldn’t have asked for a […]

Sparta Prague 0-0 Liverpool

February 19, 2011 by

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Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool side travelled to the Czech Republic to take on Sparta Prague, for their first time in their history. Infact, Liverpool have only met Czech opposition once before, beating Slovan Liberec  4-2 on aggregate, this was on route to winning the UEFA Cup in 2001 – a lucky omen for Liverpool perhaps? Not […]

The Czech Champions – Sparta Prague

February 4, 2011 by

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The current defending Gambrinus Liga champions, Sparta Prague, had a very strong finish to the first half of the season as they sealed qualification to UEFA Europa League knockout stages. Domestically, they finished like a steam train too, by rattling off 5 wins in a row, reducing Plzens lead at the top of the league […]

3 Things I have learnt this week…

December 31, 2010 by

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Its been a busy time this last couple of weeks, I was back in the UK for Christmas, catching up with family and friends but today I have had time to sit back reflect over the 10 days. Here are 3 things I have learnt over the festive period. 1. England cannot handle the snow […]

Kadlec takes limelight from Necid

December 16, 2010 by

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The game between Sparta Prague and CSKA Moscow may have been a dead rubber, but it was a very entertaining second half as both sides looked for the win. The temperatures in Prague tonight must have been around -10, not to mention the amount of snow which fell today. But all in all, the pitch […]